Dates in Corona-crisis: League starts on 18. September – first for the Cup final

Now it's official: The season of the football League 2020/2021 starts on 18. September. This is evident from the context of the calendar of the German football

Dates in Corona-crisis: League starts on 18. September – first for the Cup final

Now it's official: The season of the football League 2020/2021 starts on 18. September. This is evident from the context of the calendar of the German football Association that was published on Friday. Also, for the second Bundesliga and the third League will be the weekend kick-off for the first round. "All changes to the plans in the DFB-frame calendar-season 2020/2021 are subject to the Reservation that the official decision to allow layers of the game. Adjustments for individual competitions due to aggravating pandemic layers, or a change in the available layers are still possible,“ it said in the DFB statement.

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The winter break will be in the upcoming season is extremely short, because even on 2./3. January is supposed to be played in the Bundesliga and the second Bundesliga more. Also unusual is that the Cup final, this time not on a Saturday after the season, but on a public holiday, ascension day (Thursday, 13. May) is played. The Cup semi-finals are on the weekend around the 1. May increase if the leagues pause again.

DFL managing Director Christian Seifert had in the past week, the 18. September as the preferred date for the start of the next Bundesliga season, but still stresses that he was one of "various alternatives". Prior to the final determination of the 36 professional clubs had been asked by the DFL, nor an opinion. In the interview, the 11. September as a possible League-start date to have been. Were intended as models with a shortened winter break, or a higher number of two to a maximum of three "English weeks".

take Account of the Europe must be in the actual game, plan design Cup tournaments in August. Therefore, it is conceivable that the start of the season will go without the German champion FC Bayern on the stage, because the Munich games in Portugal to the title in the Champions League. Since 2002, the new Bundesliga season will be opened in the stadium of the master. The Final-8 of the king class, from 12. up to the 23. August in Lisbon is discharged. The venue for the remaining games in the Europa League is of 10. to 21. August of North Rhine-Westphalia with the children's Cologne.

the question remains Open of whether in the new season in a timely manner and again the spectators in the stadiums. Up to the 31. October are banned in Germany, large-scale events for which there is no concept of Hygiene is present and in which an address-side tracking of visitors is not possible. The debate on the return of Fans, the DFL has made to the competent health authorities. Essential for a (partial) admission of spectators, the local concepts of the club, which would have to be approved by the competent health authorities, the DFL informed of the requirements of the Federal Ministry of health. The DFL is in a constant exchange with the BMG.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 08:20

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